Between election night, an annual conference and major holidays falling on Tuesday this year, meetings of the Granbury City Council are off schedule and won’t be back on course until February, according to City Manager Wayne McKethan.
No meeting was held last night because of the election. The city has opted to move its elections from May to November, and two of its members were on the ballot with challengers.
The meeting that should have been held last night has been moved to Tuesday of next week – the 13th. However, it won’t be at the regular time of 6 p.m. It will be at 2 p.m. McKethan explained that the council will be hitting the road that evening to attend the 100th Annual Texas Municipal League Conference in Grapevine.
Votes from the election will be canvassed on Monday, Nov. 19, during a noon meeting at City Hall.
McKethan said that a quorum is not needed to canvass the votes. However, if a quorum is present, the council likely will elect a mayor pro tem and possibly take care of some other business as well.
There will be no City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, but there will be one the following Tuesday – on Nov. 27, McKethan said. That meeting will start at the usual time – 6 p.m.
Only one City Council meeting is scheduled for December, and that one will be Dec. 11, at 6 p.m.
Meetings are typically two weeks apart, but two weeks from the 11th is Dec. 25 – Christmas – so no meeting will be held on that day, the city manager said.
Also, New Year’s Day – Jan. 1 – is on a Tuesday, so the meeting that normally would take place on the first Tuesday of the month has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 8. The second meeting of the month will be on Jan. 22, McKethan said.
“We don’t get back to a normal schedule until February,” the city manager said, adding that the rescheduling may be an issue from now on, since city elections have been moved to the month of November.
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